The Bangs High School Dragon Marching Band received all Division 1 ratings at the Region 7 UIL marching contest last Saturday to advance to the area marching competition this Saturday at Belton.

Under the direction of Ronnie Luedke and assistant Charla Garcia, the bandís program Fuego en el Llano also received a Division 1 rating at the Heart of Texas Marching Festival in Early and brought home the trophy for Outstanding Brass Section.

Bangs will be competing this Saturday at area against other 2A bands for a chance to compete in the state marching contest on Monday, Nov. 4, in San Antonio.